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Finding Your First Investor Conference

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Finding Your First Investor
The conference for startups who want success with investors


November 7 | 7:30-6:30
DLA Piper | 2000 University Ave, |Palo Alto, CA
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7:30 -9:00
Check-in, Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15
Welcome:
June Riley, CEO VC Taskforce
Emcee: Tom O’Malley, Convetit
Conference Chair: Ali Rizvi, TrueRev
9:15-10:15
The Funding Journey
Hear from startups who have recently raised funds
Moderator: Evan R. Youngstrom, DLA Piper
Anita Gardyne, Co-Founder & CEO, Oneva
Neeraj Bhardwaj, CEO and Founder, LotoLabs
Guy Kaplinsky, NFT, Inc.
Nitin Serro, Lumina Networks
10:15-10:45
Top Ten Legal Concepts StartUPs Need To Know
Craig Lang, DLA Piper
10:45-11:15
The Most Important Things You Need To Say To An Investor
To Get Them Interested
Investor Payback
Presenter: Don Ross, Digital Health, Life Science Angels, Health Tech Capital, Sand Hill Angels, Sierra Angels, Sand Hill Angels
==BREAK==
11:30-12:30
The Investor Landscape and the Importance of Traction
An overview the investor landscape and the importance of traction
Independent Angels & Angel Groups
Marcia Dawood, Board of Directors, Angel Capital Association (ACA), Managing Director in two angel investment groups, BlueTree Allied Angels and Golden Seeds
Seed Stage VCs
Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
Early Stage VCs
Safa Rashtchy, Think + Ventures

12:30-1:30
LUNCH - NETWORKING
1:30-2:30
StartUP Workshop
Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures
2:30-3:00
Competition
What founders should mention when discussing competition in their elevator pitch and in their pitch to the partners.
Nancy Hayes, GoldenSeeds
==BREAK==
3:15-4:00
How Investors Think About the Deal
If you don't know how investors think you'll probably make many mistakes in trying to reach them and attempting to make your pitch
Ron Weissman, Experienced angel investor (Band of Angels) and member of the Board of Directors of the Angel Capital Association
4:00-4:45
Presenting to Partners at VC Firms Workshop
Presenting to the partners is a totally different pitch than an elevator pitch. You need to do both well.
Ron Weissman, Experienced angel investor (Band of Angels) and member of the Board of Directors of the Angel Capital Association
4:45-5:00
Importance of the Management Team to Investors
Once upon a time a CEO and a pet could get funded. Now investors are looking for much, much more.
Max Shapiro, Keiretsu Forum
5:00 - 6:30
The Pitch Event!
10 lucky StartUPs get to pitch to our panel of investors
Get feedback on your pitch!
Moderator: Max Shapiro, Keiretsu Forum
Angelika Blendstrup, SV LATAM Fund
Leon Wong, HBS Alumni Angels
Rachel Star, Shasta Ventures
6:30-7:00
Networking and conference ends



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